Board of Real Estate Appraisers - Frequently Asked Questions - Registered Trainee Real Property Appraiser

How do I become a real estate appraiser trainee?
First, you need to take 75 hours of approved qualifying education. 
click here to see the approved core curriculum. (PDF)
click here to see a list of approved education providers.
Next, you need to find a certified appraiser to sign on as your supervisor.
Lastly, complete a license application and submit it to the board with the appropriate documentation.  Be sure to include:

  • $410, payable to Maine State Treasurer;
  • Original course completion certificates for the 75 hour core curriculum;
  • Verification of completion of an AQB approved Supervisor/Trainee course;
  • Supervisor Form

What is the core curriculum requirement for the licensed real estate appraiser trainee?

  • 30 hours basic appraisal principles
  • 30 hours basic appraisal procedures
  • 15 hours the 15-hour national USPAP course or its equivalent      

How long is my trainee license good for?
Trainee licenses are issued for a period of one year and may be renewed five times.  If you do not complete the requirements for licensure by the end of the sixth year, you must re-apply for another trainee license.

Am I required to complete CE to renew my trainee license?
14 hours of Appraiser Qualifications Board approved continuing education is required for renewal which must be completed within the current license term. The 7-hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) must be completed in the even year as part of the 14-hour requirement.

Is my application confidential?

No. With the exception of Social Security Number, all application information is public. Contact information provided to the Board is posted on our website.